DATE: JUNE 15 2019 (START 12.15)
In Långholmen SwimRun you compete in teams of two people in the classes; Men, Women and Mixed. Participants alternate between running and swimming with minimal stops associated with getting in and out of the water. The shoes usually are kept on during the swim sections and wetsuit stays on at the running parts. The contest is open to everyone regardless of whether they make their first SwimRun contest or if they belong to the world’s elite.
The swimming takes place in open water along Södermalm and the city of Stockholm. Nobels old dynamite factory, The City Hall, the Royal Castle, and The old town are part of the sightseeing you will explore during the race. The course furthermore provides participants the opportunity to feel what it’s like to run up in one of Stockholm’s ski slopes which have held a World Cup Ski race back in the 80’s.
The start and finish take place at the island Långholmen. The island for centuries served as a prison but nowadays the old prison buildings serve as a hotel and museum.
All of the equipment that the athletes use has to be carried all the way from start to the finish line.
MANDATORY EQUIPMENT THAT THE ORGANISATION WILL SUPPLY
- Course Map
- Swimming caps must be worn visible during all the swims
- Race bibs
- 1 First aid pressure bandage, packed waterproof
- 2 Whistles
- At least one neoprene garment or other flotation devices such as a pull-bouy or a kickboard for each competitor. We highly recommend wetsuits or neoprene shorts and a vest.
Floating subjects greater than 100 × 60 centimeters are not allowed. Paddles, fins, pullbuoys or similar objects are allowed as long as they are carried all the way from the start to the finish line. Swimming goggles and shoes with low wet weight are recommended.
Leaving objects and littering along the course will lead to disqualification.
The fastest route between the swimming distances and the other control points will be marked with tape. The organizer can not guarantee that the tape is not removed during the race day. Participants are therefore equipped with a map where this road is plotted.